Spice Cake Recipes

Find recipes for carrot cake, apple cake, applesauce cake, zucchini cake, carrot cake and more, flavore with warm spices like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Staff Picks

Zucchini Spice Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 96
I created this recipe to use up a bumper crop of zucchini and to get my kids to eat more fruits and veggies without them knowing it. It is a dense cake reminiscent of carrot cake. I frequently add in an extra cup of stir-ins. Raisins, flake coconut, and walnuts or pecans are favorites.

Nutmeg Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
This is not that common of a cake, but it sure is good.

Maple Ginger Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
This is a popular recipe along the eastern seaboard where maple syrup runs in March.

Apple Spice Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 317
Very moist spicy sweet cake with chunks of tender apples and raisins.

Buttery Cinnamon Cake

Rating: 4 stars 286
This cake is the best cinnamon cake I have ever made. Every time I serve it, the compliments never end. Serve it warm, about 45 minutes out of the oven, for an even greater pleasure.

Fresh Apple Spice Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
This is a lovely fall dessert which is a lovely moist and dark cake.
By Carol

Pumpkin Spice Cake I

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
If you like spice cake, this is very good. Even if your family doesn't like pumpkin, I promise they'll never know there's pumpkin in this delicious cake. I even used this recipe for cupcakes at Thanksgiving so everyone could get a little more cream cheese frosting.

Best Carrot Cake Ever

Rating: 4.5 stars 1778
A moist and flavorful recipe that makes a large carrot cake fit for a crowd.
By Allrecipes Member

German Apple Cake I

Rating: 4.5 stars 1549
This German Apple Cake is a moist dense cake that keeps well. It has been a family favorite for twenty years.

Grandma Snyder's Oatmeal Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
This is a great cake for any sweet tooth. It is good served hot too.

Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Rating: 4.5 stars 1366
This soft and spicy cake is flavored with molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Serve it with fresh whipped cream!
By Allrecipes Member

Chocolate Zucchini Cake III

Rating: 4.5 stars 987
This is a moist fudgy type cake. Sweet but not extremely sweet and makes good use of zucchini! You can frost it with chocolate frosting or cream cheese icing.

Inspiration and Ideas

Apple Cake IV
Rating: Unrated 478
A great tasting, moist cake and a great way to use up extra apples
Moist, Tender Spice Cake
Rating: Unrated 196
This is a substantial yet tender spice cake that's flavorful enough to serve unadorned.
Sugar Free Cake
Rating: 4.5 stars 38

Really good with the added plus of being sugar free.